Current media releases
Construction company fined for poor erosion controls 24 September
South Australian building company Nevarc Constructions Pty Ltd, trading as Oakford Homes, has been convicted and fined a total of $11,100 for environmental pollution offences.
Port Adelaide shipyard convicted for licence breaches 17 September
Adelaide Ship Construction International (ASCI) has been convicted and fined $25,200 for two breaches of its Environment Protection Authority licence in 2019.
Groundwater Prohibition Area proposed for Edinburgh and surrounding suburbs 17 September
The EPA is proposing to establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area (GPA) for parts of Edinburgh, Direk, Burton, Salisbury North, Penfield, Paralowie and Waterloo Corner to protect residents from groundwater contamination.
Aquatic ecosystem health checks 15 September
The latest round of Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports (AECRs) for South Australia has rated the 32 surveyed sites in three regions as being in either very good, good or fair condition.
Nyrstar Port Pirie fined for discharge of sulfuric acid, 31 August
The Environment, Resources and Development Court has ordered Nyrstar Port Pirie Pty Ltd to pay $35,000 as a civil penalty to the EPA over the discharge of sulfuric acid at its Port Pirie plant in 2019.
Reduced fees for olive processors 19 August
Olive processors that reuse wastewater instead of discharging it to sewer have gained fee reductions from the EPA.
Industry sector compliance results 13 August
EPA inspections of operators across four industries have found the majority are complying with licence conditions designed to protect the environment.
West Lakes groundwater monitoring update 11 August
Monitoring of the groundwater well network in the West Lakes assessment area has confirmed that shallow groundwater is contaminated and should not be used for any purpose.
Fine over illegal artificial reef 14 July
A former master of a commercial fisherman has agreed to pay a civil penalty after a vessel was sunk off O’Sullivan Beach in November 2018, to create an artificial reef.
Nyrstar’s licence renewed for 12 months 30 June
The EPA has renewed the operating licence for Nyrstar’s Port Pirie smelter for a further 12 months, with minor changes to licence conditions.
SE gas plant meets EPO requirements 31 May
Adelaide EnergySouth East has met the requirements of an Environment Protection Order (EPO) which was issued last year.
Demolition and waste contractor charged with operating illegal waste depots 13 May
The EPA has charged a northern suburbs demolition and waste contractor and its director for allegedly operating unlicensed waste depots in Adelaides northeast and a location 100 kms east of Adelaide.
Conviction against Ashton Valley Fresh upheld 4 May
An appeal from an Adelaide Hills fruit juice company against two convictions has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of South Australia.
Having the right nose for the job 22 April
EPA staff are being invited to take a sniff test to see if they’ve got the right nose for the job.
Poultry industry to be licensed from 1 April 2021 29 March
From 1 April 2021 South Australian poultry farms (broiler) will be required to apply for a licence from the EPA, in line with other farming industries which have similar potential environmental impacts.
Groundwater prohibition area for Tonsley & surrounds, 23 March
The EPA will establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area (GPA) in Tonsley, and parts of Mitchell Park, Clovelly Park and Marion to prevent residents and workers from accessing contaminated groundwater.
EPA provides easier access to real time air quality data 23 March
It is now easier for people to access and understand real time air quality data thanks to the launch of a new webpage.
Environment assessment work in Melrose Park 22 March
The EPA is undertaking environmental assessment work in Melrose Park following the discovery of groundwater contamination.
PFAS-contaminated material not permitted at McLaren Vale landfill 25 February
The EPA will not permit PFAS-contaminated material to be disposed of at a McLaren Vale landfill site.
Port Adelaide Salvage withdraws appeal against licence suspension 21 January
A Port Adelaide demolition company has withdrawn an appeal against an EPA suspension of its waste transport licence.
Nyrstar data confirms licence breach 5 January
End-of-year data provided by Nyrstar’s Port Pirie smelter confirms the company breached conditions of its operating licence, and this has triggered a formal investigation by the EPA.
Nyrstar set to breach EPA licence 29 December 2020